In the glittering age of e-commerce and freelance, the side hustle is alive and well. In fact, did you know that many Cratejoy subscription boxes are run as side businesses by pioneering folks with a knack for entrepreneurship?
On November 25th, celebrate Small Business Saturday by ordering a subscription box for you or a loved one for the upcoming holidays (don’t panic; we have excellent suggestions below). The businesses may be small, but the possibilities are truly endless.
We’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite subscription boxes from small businesses to inspire you below.
1. Art Tarte
Price: Starts at $25/month
What You’ll Get: 5-10 delightful art supplies, including a beautiful piece of artwork along with some tricks to ignite creativity and some lovely stationary for good measure.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. by the 5th of the month.
Price: Starts at $24.99/month
What You’ll Get: Tools to learn a new self-reliance skill each month. For the DIY types or those who read about the early pioneers and think “if only I didn’t have a smartphone I could do that.” Choose from Vintage, Classic or Pioneer box levels.
Shipping: Ships within U.S. on the 10th through the 15th of every month.
Price: Starts at $49.99 for 3 months
What You’ll Get: Three books curated around one destination, along with fine teas and a travel photography print. This is the new and improved staycation: sipping tea and getting cozy while you travel through stories. Part of your purchase supports charities that promote education for women and girls, so this gift gives back.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. Any orders placed will be shipped out by the 8th of the following month.
Price: Starts at $49.95 for 3 months
What You’ll Get: Kitchen gadgets, spice blends, and chef-selected sample ingredients to expand your culinary expertise and get you cooking! Spice things up with your inner chef and wow dinner guests.
Shipping: Ships to Canada and within U.S. within 5 business days of first order, and every three months after that.
Price: Starts at $25/month
What You’ll Get: Wishes granted for all the ladies courtesy of these treats to ease that time of month. Colorful, soft comforts along with organic pads and tampons, chocolate and even crystals to soothe. Choose between “Lady Tube” and “Raw Tube” and get ready to feel inspired by the goddess within.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. by the 20th of the month for new subscribers or during the first week of each month for ongoing subscribers.
Price: Starts at $14.99/month
What You’ll Get: Two books and a DVD from the genre of your choice. Choose between “Real World”, “Fantasy” and “Surprise Me” options. Adventurous and youthful readers will love the trendy new reads delivered to their door each month.
Shipping: Ships to Canada and within U.S. within 7 business days after first order placement, then the first week of every month for each subsequent box.
Price: Starts at $29.95/month
What You’ll Get: 3-4 all natural, handmade, paraben- and sulfate-free bath and body products ideal for turning your home into a spa. A truly thoughtful way to indulge the overworked small business owner in your life, or perhaps yourself. Cucumber water not included.
Shipping: Ships within U.S. and to Canada on the 25th of the month.
8. SWAG Box
Price: Starts at $29.99/month
What You’ll Get: Christian specialty treasures from jewelry to books to apparel, to strengthen those on their walk of faith. This box is appropriate for all ages and genders and is packed with encouragement and prayers.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. on the 18th of each month.
Price: Starts at $39/month
What You’ll Get: Efficient and fun tools to cut down on your takeout habit, packaged in a takeout box. This one is sure to get you back on track with cooking at home and make it playful too!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. on the 15th of each month.
10. Get Wagging
Price: Starts at $20/month
What You’ll Get: A new specialty collar each month in seasonal colors and playful patterns for your canine friend. Free two-way shipping is included so you can mail each month’s collar back to be reused by a rescue dog in need.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from U.S. on the 27th or 28th of the month.